The Balvenie A Day of Dark Barley 26 Year

Single Malt

The Balvenie // Speyside, Scotland

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  • Distiller Score

    91
  • Avg. Rating

    4.31
    4 out of 5 stars
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A Day of Dark Barley is made with dark roasted malted barley more commonly used in stout beer production. It is mixed in with traditional Balvenie malted barley. The first installment of this whisky was released in 2006 as The Balvenie Roasted Malt as a 14 year-old single malt. A Day of Dark Barley matured for 26 years in first-fill bourbon barrels and is released as a single cask whisky. This is one of three Stories single malts released by The Balvenie in May 2019.

  • age
    26 Year
  • abv
    47.8
  • Single Malt
    Distilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type
    first-fill bourbon barrels

Tasting Notes

"Though dark roasted malts are typically used in stouts and porters, this whisky proves they have a place in Scotch too. That roastiness translates as a coffee note in the aroma, with a palate of dark chocolate, raisin, and toffee. Sweet notes in the finish are balanced by a robust proof and a hint of espresso."

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